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that the nsa surveillance programs were bound by the rule of law. they targeted security threats, not the communications of ordinary people. we now know at that moment the nsa was morn toring ordinary europeans and tapping the cell phone of german chancellor, angela merkel. for almost five years, the president had no idea that the u.s. was listening in on the cell phone of angela merkel and 35 other world leaders. the wall street journal citing unnamed sources said it wasn't until an internal review was launched that the president found out about the top-level spying. >> we can take steps to put in place greater oversight, greater transparency and constraints on the use of this authority. >> reporter: the white house says that they've stopped spying on chancellor merkel. a german paper revealed that the u.s. embassy is the site of a major american listening post, spying on the german government and on business leaders here in berlin. the leaks and outrage continued to spread. now in spain where documents leaked by edward snowden suggest the nsa man tored 60 million spanish phone
in the news. the controversy over the nsa surveillance programs. you've been broadly supportive of the programs. now there's this question of whether or not the program should be extended to the spying on foreign leaders. do you support that? >> i have always felt like these programs are necessary and important. but they have to have appropriate oversight. both from the white house, whose executing on these programs. and from the congress, who has the legal authority to have oversight. so, i'll be interested to hear from the president and from the white house on these issues, as any concerned american will be, over the course of the weeks to come. and whether they were doing their jobs, at the white house and in congress, in terms of overseeing the nsa and what they were doing. >> do you think we should be spying on our friends? >> george, listen, i'm not in any position to make those judgments sitting here as the governor of new jersey. what i'm focused on today is to try to continue the mission we have here. the second-worst natural disaster in the history of our country, and
from the nsa this morning, dismissing reports that it spied on cardinals at the vatican. an italian magazine claims that the national security agency intercepted phone calls as cardinals gathered in march to elect the new pope. church leaders said they are not concerned about the reports. >>> the nsa chief is denying allegations from edward snowden that the agency tapped into google and yahoo! data centers. >>> and breaking news right now, from the middle east, u.n. inspectors have just reported that syria has now destroyed all of its chemical weapon production equipment. that's one day ahead of the deadline. but the country still has roughly 1,000 tons of chemical weapons, including mustard gas and sarin. it has until the middle of next year to destroy those weapons. >>> and troubling statements about the economy. the federal reserve is keeping its economic stimulus program in place for now. that means, printing more money to keep interest rates low. because it says the housing recovery is now starting to slow down, jobs are still not being created quickly enough. however, the fed
about the nsa spying on his allies. this is something that the white house is going to have to turn around. it begs a question, given the fact that the white house and the president knew how important implementation of this affordable care act is, how did they get so far without knowing how significant the problems were? >> a huge embarrassment. they say it's going to be up by mid-november. if that doesn't happen, how much trouble is he in? >> the white house insists they're making progress on these problems and the website problems will be fixed by mid-november. >> thank you, george. tune into "this week" with george stephanopoulos later this morning, george goes one-on-one with white house senior adviser dan pfeiffer and republican senator rand paul. >>> take a look at this extraordinary new video, a fireball roaring along power lines right in the middle of a suburban neighborhood and abc tracked down the guys who shot this video. >> reporter: when they lost power friday morning in montreal, they never expected to see this. some kind of an electrically-fueled maz, blazing down the
't know about the nsa spying on his allies. he wasn't aware of the problems with the website. this is something that the white house is going to have to turn around. and it does beg a question, given the fact that the white house and the president knew how important implementation of this affordable care act was, how did they get so far without knowing how significant the problems were? >> it's a huge embarrassment. hhs secretary sebelius really took a beating before congress last week. they say it's going to be up by mid-november. if that doesn't happen, how much trouble is he in? >> i think they're going to have to delay of the demands of the affordable care act. the white house insists that they're making progress on these problems and the website problems will be fixed by the end of november. >> among many topics will be covering on the show. thank you, george. be sure to tune into "this week" with george stephanopoulos later this morning, george goes one-on-one with white house senior adviser dan pfeiffer and republican senator rand paul. >>> all right, take a look at th
weapons. >>> after getting his new job in russia, the nsa secrets spiller edward snowden is plotting his next move. while meeting with a german lawmaker in moscow, snowden reportedly offered to testify in germany, if he is offered asylum there. the germans want to know more of america's wiretapping of their chancellor, angela merkel's cell phone. >>> the secretary of state john kerry, admitting that some of our surveillance, quote, has gone too far. >>> this morning, shocking new numbers about the obama care rollout. take a look at this. documents released by house republicans show only six people, six, were able to enroll on health plans the day that healthcare.gov was launched. by the end of the second day, 248 people had enrolled. the white house is pushing back saying glitches on the site make early data unreliable. >>> a halloween surprise for airport security agents across the border. they stopped a woman with pumpkins in her luggage. look closely at the x-ray. they say the bags in the pumpkins, filled with cocaine. $120,000 worth. >>> caught on tape, a disaster for an auto mechani
other nations are spying on our leaders, as well. meantime, the head of the nsa strongly denied that the agency gathered millions of phone records in france and spain. saying agencies in those countries shared the records in question. >>> and a blinding dust storm triggered this highway pileup in arizona, killing three people in the process. a string of chain-reaction crashes ended up crushing about 20 cars and trucks. it flipped tractor-trailers across interstate 10. it's something that happens virtually every year. we hate to see it. >>> and the legal age to smoke could soon be 21 here in new york. today, the city council and the city expected to pass a proposal that will raise the legal age from 18. new york would become the first major city to do that. >>> and in los angeles, well, they're used to chases, usually in cars. but take a look, this black bear, fella, gal, not sure. took police on a chase for 11 hours. took a break here. let's take 20. backyards, golf courses. it had to be tranquilized twice before being returned to the woods, which it was, and safely. >>> in colo
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